Robert “Bob” Leslie Corner

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Robert “Bob” Leslie Corner, age 81 of Bothell, Washington passed away on October 21, 2018. Bob was born  to  Ivan and Laura Corner of Bothell, Washington on December 26, 1936.  A 1955 Bothell High School graduate, he left to serve his country in the Air Force from 1955-1959 and received an honorable discharge.  After the Air Force, Bob found his passion in what he would describe as the “best profession on the planet” - the Fire Service.  During his long and distinguished Fire Service career, he achieved the ranks of Chief of the Bothell High School Junior Fire Department, Bothell Fire Inspector and Fire Chief, Fire Marshall for King County Fire District 26 in Des Moines and Fire Chief for King County  Fire District 36 in Woodinville.  He was also past President of the Washington State Fire Chiefs and Firefighters Associations.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers Ivan Jr., William and John Corner.  He is survived by his daughters Christine Corner and Lisa Griffith (Dennis), by one grandson, Robert Erickson (Caitlin), and longtime partner, Alice Darrow.  He was a loving father, proud grandpa, dedicated firefighter and caring person with a great sense of humor who will be greatly missed the rest of our lives.  A Celebration of Life Ceremony was held on Saturday, October 27th. 
Donations can be made to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Harold F. Larson

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Harold F. Larson, a resident of Woodinville for over 45 years, passed away on October 4, 2018, at the age of 90.
Harold Larson was born on December 4, 1927 in San Francisco, CA.  He spent his childhood in Oakland, CA and graduated from Oakland Community College.  He served our country in the Air Force during the Korean War.
In 1964, Harold and his wife, Jo Ann, moved to Washington.  He was employed as a Tool and Die maker for a few local companies.  He also built their house in Woodinville, which they lived in for over 40 years.  He loved working in his garden, fishing, hiking, golfing,  and camping with his family.  Harold loved his family dearly and always commented on how lucky he was, always had a smile on his face and always had a kind word to say.
Harold is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jo Ann Larson and their three children and their spouses; Eric and Debbie Larson, Dan and Angela Larson, Karlene and Jeff Anderson, and their four grandsons; Shane Larson, Zachary Anderson, Tyler Anderson, and Ryan Anderson.
Services were private.  In lieu of flowers or gifts, please donate to the Alzheimers Association.

Raymond Howard Ball III

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Ray was born on April 29, 1955 in Flint, Michigan to Ray and Norma Ball.  He passed away on Sept. 28, 2018 in Bellevue, Wash. He was 63 years old. He graduated from Bothell HS and then attended the University of Washington. He owned and operated his own concrete finishing company, Ram Concrete and had been in the business for 41 years. He belonged to the Marysville Gun Club and was a motorcycle enthusiast and owned two Harleys. He had over 30+ years in search and rescue.  He was preceded in death by his mother (Norma) and stepmother (Molly). Ray is survived by his wife of 41 years (Sandy Ball), his son (Ray IV), his father (Ray Jr.), siblings (Robert and Laura), stepsisters (Randi and Roxanne), adopted brother (Brian), grandkids (David Keeley, Kayden, Nicole, Gweyneth and Kholoe). Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 10th at Purdy & Walkters at Floral Hills, Lynnwood.

Robert F. Wimble

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Born: Nov. 16, 1927
Died: September 21, 2018
Resident of Woodinville for 40 years. Predeceased parents, Linda (daughter).  Survived by Patricia (wife), Judy, Robert Jr. Edward and Eric (children), Marilyn (sister).  Boeing retired.  No services.

Dr. William A. Gustafson

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William GustafsonApril 20, 1918 – July 17, 2018
Dr. William A. Gustafson, a resident of Woodinville for 15 years, died suddenly on July 17 in Kirkland. He was 100 years old.
Dr. Gustafson served in the Pacific Theatre during WWII, ending his military service in Japan where he met and married Akiko, the love of his life. They were married for 58 years. Akiko O. Gustafson died in 2006 in Kirkland.
Dr. Gustafson received his Doctor of Education from Stanford University. He was superintendent of Orestimba Union High School District (Newman, CA) from 1958 to 1968, helping shepherd the building of a new high school campus inaugurated in 1961.  He was superintendent at Big Oak Flat-Groveland School District (Groveland, CA) for 15 years until he retired in 1983. He and his wife lived in Groveland, CA for 35 years.  He was a member of the South West Masonic Lodge #283 in California for 75 years.
In 2003, Dr. Gustafson and his wife moved to Woodinville, where they lived with their daughter Patricia Gustafson and her husband Roger Johnson.
Dr. Gustafson is survived by two sons, Albert Gustafson of Whidbey Island, WA, and Bill Gustafson, his wife and their two children, of Seattle; and a daughter, Patricia Gustafson and her husband, of Woodinville.
Memorial donations may be sent to Northshore Adult Day Center, 10212 E. Riverside Dr. Bothell, WA 98011.  Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Groveland, CA.